Art and design

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Five art collectives shortlisted for Turner prize
As few artists have been able to show publicly, judges focus on continuing collaborative work

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Catherine de’ Medici 1561 portrait to return to London mansion
Painting has been acquired for nation and will be reinstalled at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham

Dalya Alberge

07, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A Michael Jordan slam dunk from above: Walter Iooss on his best photograph
‘We didn’t know which kit he’d show up wearing – so we painted one part of the parking lot blue and another red’

Interview by Tim Jonze

05, May, 2021 @1:25 PM

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‘There’s a huge art culture here’: can a $60m gallery break Gold Coast stereotypes?
Pronounced ‘hotter’ and featuring a rooftop bar called the Exhibitionist, the gallery leans into the region’s breezy character – but its ambitions are serious

Neha Kale

04, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘It’s about looking around us’: New York’s Frieze art fair tackles social justice
At this year’s iteration of the renowned art fair, artists and institutions are highlighting the importance of art that helps toward social change

Nadja Sayej

04, May, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Crude, obscene and extraordinary: Jean Dubuffet’s war against good taste
He was the inventor of ‘art brut’ who rebelled against his parents, his teachers and then art itself. Yet the impact of his wild provocative paintings, often culled from graffiti, can still be seen today

Jonathan Jones

03, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jean Dubuffet: impish master of perpetual reinvention
Made with anything to hand – rubble, asphalt, butterfly wings – Dubuffet’s art revels in perpetual reinvention

Laura Cumming

02, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Art under attack as top New York gallery urged to cut ties to rich donors
Demonstrators try to force entry to MoMA, calling on it to give up private philanthropy and sparking debate about art world funding

Edward Helmore

02, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Gio Ponti: the real charmer of Italian design
From the graceful Pirelli tower to his classic super-light chair, the Milanese architect’s life and work are celebrated in a huge new tome

Rowan Moore

02, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Last-ditch bid to save Derby’s postwar modernist gem from bulldozers
The Clash and Take That once played there, now the planned demolition of the empty 1970s Assembly Rooms is dividing the city

Jessica Murray

02, May, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The big picture: a taste of freedom in 1970s west Africa
Sanlé Sory’s photos documenting the end of colonial rule have been shown around the world – but 10 years ago he nearly destroyed them

Tim Adams

02, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wish I was there: Alison Luntz’s photographs of imaginary lockdown escapes
The New York-based photographer’s series In Spirit explores the gaps between where we are, where we want to be and who we want to see

Tim Lewis

01, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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